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11-22-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4,551
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Posted By m.c.

I bought pedals and a chainguard for the gfs...

I bought pedals and a chainguard for the gfs bike. Need to get brake pads too, the ones on it are leaving black goo on the rims.

I want to put hand brakes on my bike direct bike so that may be my...
11-22-17, 03:09 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 14,837
Posted By m.c.

Today its more baked potatoes. I eat them a lot...

Today its more baked potatoes. I eat them a lot because they cook without me doing anything.

I apparently missed out on my usual Gardein Holiday Roast this year, the stores are all sold out. For...
11-11-17, 09:30 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 14,837
Posted By m.c.

Had pasta tonight. Cooking Navy Beans and rice...

Had pasta tonight. Cooking Navy Beans and rice tonight to eat tomorrow, have to travel on Sundays.

I'll be near a large Whole Foods and a Trader Joes tomorrow. I hope to check them for vegan...
11-08-17, 06:02 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 14,837
Posted By m.c.

Thanks. I am going to look for them. Not sure any...

Thanks. I am going to look for them. Not sure any of our stores sell them.

I don't think we get the Gardein fish. I'll look.

Tonight its baked potatoes.
11-06-17, 10:26 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 14,837
Posted By m.c.

How do their burgers compare with others? I tend...

How do their burgers compare with others? I tend to stay away from the food pretending to be other things because they usually aren't too good. I do enjoy some of the Gardein Chick' and the holiday...
11-06-17, 10:22 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 14,837
Posted By m.c.

Spaghetti and some red sauce from a jar.

Spaghetti and some red sauce from a jar.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-17, 10:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,165
Posted By m.c.

I have Pedros now. I used some grey ones in the...

I have Pedros now. I used some grey ones in the past that had a thinner hook that worked well. I like having a spoke hook.
11-06-17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By m.c.

I like MKS RMX. Will probably try MKS Grip King...

I like MKS RMX. Will probably try MKS Grip King next.
11-06-17, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,309
Posted By m.c.

I'm 5'7" the bike I ride the most these days is a...

I'm 5'7" the bike I ride the most these days is a 51cm bike. My inseam is 29" or a tad shorter. I want to be able to stand over the top tube and I can just barely do it on this particular bike. I...
11-06-17, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24,394
Views: 1,897,503
Posted By m.c.

Today I put the stock tires back on a hybrid bike...

Today I put the stock tires back on a hybrid bike I want to sell, put one on backwards :-/, and used the bowflex, riding is more fun.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-17, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By m.c.

I will be there at the end of the year. I really...

I will be there at the end of the year. I really want to see how they set it up for cyclist to use the roads. Where I live we don't have much but I've found most car drivers to be pretty good about...
11-06-17, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,816
Posted By m.c.

I thought about that. I may play with it. She...

I thought about that. I may play with it. She never wanted it lower when she could shift herself, she kept it in 7. I think its more the fact the option is gone has her thinking about it. I think a...
11-05-17, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,816
Posted By m.c.

the mega range is useless for us here. We have no...

the mega range is useless for us here. We have no hills. I think the new version has dual chain rings on the crank so they have even more gears now.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-17, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By m.c.

ive found a few offices with showers and a lot...

ive found a few offices with showers and a lot with so much wasted space it could be used for bike storage and showers.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By m.c.

From what I could tell it is a room where you can...

From what I could tell it is a room where you can secure your bike and biking things. They call it a cycling room. I thought it was nice that the building provides rooms for cycling commuters to keep...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By m.c.

Office Cycling Room

I've been looking online at office space in Seattle. I found one office in a new building and the office comes with a cycling room. Is this becoming a common thing with modern offices?
11-05-17, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,816
Posted By m.c.

Thanks for all the information. She is ok...

Thanks for all the information.

She is ok with it stuck in 7th but would like it slightly lower. The gearing on my Windsor Essex is perfect. I need to count the teeth and figure out what it is. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-17, 09:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,563
Posted By m.c.

I love my B&M lights with a good beam pattern...

I love my B&M lights with a good beam pattern that doesn't blind car drivers. I've got a couple of the low power versions but plan on getting the higher power version. Even though its brighter...
11-04-17, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,816
Posted By m.c.

Thanks. The shifter and cable are now gone....

Thanks.

The shifter and cable are now gone. So far its working fine and shes happy with it.

I want to do a conversion to make it look nicer. When it goes in for the rusty bearing I'll...
11-04-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,816
Posted By m.c.

Thanks. That does look nicer. I think I...

Thanks. That does look nicer.

I think I will try running it without the cable and see how it works out. It needs to go to the shop for a rusting bearing in the steering so if there is an issue...
11-04-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 460,756
Posted By m.c.

We have a 27" version almost just like this. We...

We have a 27" version almost just like this. We want to do the exact same thing to it.
11-04-17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,816
Posted By m.c.

Thanks. This is my GF's bike that she rides...

Thanks.

This is my GF's bike that she rides around the neighborhood. It never leaves high gear. We just added the type of handlebars she wanted which makes it ride more upright. The twist shifter...
11-04-17, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,816
Posted By m.c.

Single Speed Conversion

Would a 8-10 speed to single speed conversion kit work with a 7 speed bike?

I haven't found a kit for a 7 speed. I found this https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=18359...
11-03-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By m.c.

This is what I'm doing to mine. I have a...

This is what I'm doing to mine. I have a crosstrail that transmits a lot of vibrations to my wrists. I don't have these in my Bikes Direct steel bike.

I've put little big ben tires on the...
10-31-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 69,281
Posted By m.c.

9 miles around the neighborhood passing the golf...

9 miles around the neighborhood passing the golf carts full of trick or treaters. Rode my Windsor Essex single speed which is becoming my favorite short distance bike.
10-31-17, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,845
Posted By m.c.

A neighbor spray painted a speed bump with...

A neighbor spray painted a speed bump with reflective paint and it is only noticeable when your are really close to it. Reflective tape that some have put on their mailbox posts can be see from a...
10-31-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By m.c.

I read that running causes lung tissue to...

I read that running causes lung tissue to regenerate faster or something like that. There was an article that runners who smoked didn't develop issues as non runners that smoked. If I find a link...
10-30-17, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,775
Posted By m.c.

Makes a few appearances here...

Makes a few appearances here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaUo3ftQ33s
10-21-17, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By m.c.

The axle being a larger bolt probably lets the...

The axle being a larger bolt probably lets the rack hold more weight. I'm thinking about not even putting a rack. I found some copper fenders that I think would look nice with the green paint I want...
10-20-17, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By m.c.

i know, thanks

i know, thanks
10-20-17, 04:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,820
Posted By m.c.

They are bringing back the steel. I've been...

They are bringing back the steel. I've been looking for bikes that accept wider tires and came across this. Charge Bikes 2018: Plug returns to steel frame, plus new Cleaver klunker hack bike launched...
10-20-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By m.c.

Thanks. I didn't think of that. My frame has it...

Thanks. I didn't think of that. My frame has it too. Didn't know they had them in the 60s.

I thought it may have had something to do with mounting the dress guard over the wheels that some of the...
10-20-17, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By m.c.

Thats neat but a bit crazier than what I want. ...

Thats neat but a bit crazier than what I want.

I found a picture online that looks like the frame I have. It appears that its rack and fenders use the same bolt as the axle.

The lock on it...
10-19-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By m.c.

I just realized this frame doesn't have mounts...

I just realized this frame doesn't have mounts for a rack. I will want to add them. I read that the racks on real dutch bikes have much stronger mounts and larger bolts than what we normally see...
10-18-17, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By m.c.

I want to use a 3 speed SA IGH with drum brake...

I want to use a 3 speed SA IGH with drum brake and a SA Dynamo front hub with drum brake. The rear dropouts are about 4.75" I hope the hub is close enough in size so that the frame can be slightly...
10-18-17, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By m.c.

Thanks for the info about the bolt. I know the...

Thanks for the info about the bolt.
I know the costs involved.
10-18-17, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By m.c.

Building an Omafiets

I found an old dutch bike frame on ebay. It is a Vedra. The only info I can find on it is here De Wilde (http://www.rijwiel.net/dewildee.htm).

I've been wanting a dutch bike so I am going to try...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By m.c.

Ok. Thanks. I need to find some things...

Ok. Thanks.

I need to find some things locally to look at where I can see the differences in the frames, what makes one more relaxed than others, etc.
Forum: Commuting
12-22-15, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By m.c.

Ok. Thanks. I'll check it out.

Ok. Thanks. I'll check it out.
Forum: Commuting
12-21-15, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By m.c.

Thanks for the info on the tires. I didn't know...

Thanks for the info on the tires. I didn't know if there was a weight limit on them being so thin. My bike has 700x38 now and they are the skinniest I've ever had.

I tend to jump into things...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By m.c.

There is a '73 varsity on ebay i've thought about...

There is a '73 varsity on ebay i've thought about buying. I've always wanted that style of bike, steel frame, curved fork. Doesn't have to be a varsity, but this one is red and I like the looks of...
12-21-15, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,327
Posted By m.c.

I pulled the old tube out of the trash. It is a...

I pulled the old tube out of the trash. It is a kenda superlite.


I really don't care that none of this makes sense to anyone. There was a difference, I didn't like it. It is fixed now.
...
12-21-15, 02:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,327
Posted By m.c.

The tires are 700x38 Specialized trigger sports....

The tires are 700x38 Specialized trigger sports. they dont roll well without higher psi, check the crosstrail thread in the hybrid section, iirc others have mentioned it too.
Chaoyang 700x38-45...
12-21-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,327
Posted By m.c.

I replaced it today with a tube in the proper...

I replaced it today with a tube in the proper range for my tires. All squishy-ness is gone. Feels normal again. Went to a different shop, guy said having tire even slightly larger than the tube range...
12-21-15, 12:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,327
Posted By m.c.

Looks like the original is a Chaoyang 700x38-45...

Looks like the original is a Chaoyang 700x38-45 and the replacement is a kenda 700x28-35
12-20-15, 11:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,327
Posted By m.c.

My bourdon type gauge I've used for years. Even...

My bourdon type gauge I've used for years. Even if it isn't exactly accurate it is consistent. Only variable has been the tube.

I am going to try and find the same model tube that came with the...
12-20-15, 10:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,327
Posted By m.c.

I always kept my air at 90 PSI, this is 10 psi...

I always kept my air at 90 PSI, this is 10 psi less than the max on the tire and what was recommended by the shop. Once the tube was changed I had to go up to 110 for it to feel normal, like it did...
12-20-15, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,327
Posted By m.c.

Thanks. The flats don't really bother me. I know...

Thanks. The flats don't really bother me. I know they will always happen. I was really curious as to why my bike felt so different after the new innertube. I think I may just order the specialized...
12-20-15, 09:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,327
Posted By m.c.

It was in my second post.

It was in my second post.
12-20-15, 09:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,327
Posted By m.c.

Since the hole is against the rim, not the tire...

Since the hole is against the rim, not the tire be from pinching against the rim?

The tape covering the holes for the spokes is intact and there doesn't appear to be any spokes loose or coming...
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